Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures With Nursing Diagnoses

ISBN-10: 0131597000
ISBN-13: 9780131597006
Edition: 7th 2008
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Description: Written by a highly respected author in the lab and diagnostic test field, this reference explains in detail the clinical significance of tests and diagnostic procedures. Its comprehensive coverage is augmented by a strong emphasis on nursing care  More...

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Book details

List price: $65.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 816
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

Written by a highly respected author in the lab and diagnostic test field, this reference explains in detail the clinical significance of tests and diagnostic procedures. Its comprehensive coverage is augmented by a strong emphasis on nursing care as applied to lab and diagnostic tests, and on the relationship between nursing diagnoses and nursing care. Both scholarly and practical, it is ideal for use in both classroom and clinical settings. Each chapter is organized as an independent study unitcomplete with objectives, an organizing theme with background information (called an expository organizer), and test questions.Topics addressed include using laboratory data, a complete series of tests including Hematology, Routine Urinalysis and Renal Function Tests, Commonly Measured Electrolytes, Arterial Blood Gases, Tests to Measure the Metabolism of Glucose, Lipid Metabolism and Other Cardiac Risk Factors, Bilirubin, Tests to Measure Enzymes and Cardiac Markers, Serologic, Endocrine and Culture and Sensitivity Tests and more. Plus case studies.For Registered Nurses

Preface
Acknowledgments
Reviewers
Laboratory Tests
Using Laboratory Data
Hematology Tests
Routine Urinalysis and Other Urine Tests
Renal Function Tests
Four Commonly Measured Electrolytes
Arterial Blood Gases and Related Tests
Three Less Commonly Measured Electrolytes
Tests to Measure the Metabolism of Glucose and Other Sugars
Tests to Measure Lipid Metabolism and Other Cardiac Risk Factors
Tests Related to Serum Protein Levels, Tumor Markers, and Cancer Genomics
Tests to Measure the Metabolism of Bilirubin
Tests to Measure Enzymes and Cardiac Markers
Coagulation Tests and Tests to Detect Occult Blood
Serologic Tests, Immunohematology, Microbiology and Immunology
Endocrine Tests
Culture and Sensitivity Tests and Rapid Tests for Infections
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Toxicology Screens
Tests Performed in Pregnancy, the Newborn Period, and for Genetic Screening
Case Studies
Practice Interpretation of Laboratory Data
Diagnostic Procedures
Diagnostic Radiologic Tests
Body Scans: CT, MRI and Others
Nuclear Scans: Diagnostic Tests with Radionuclides or Radidisotopes
Diagnostic Ultrasonography
Common Noninvasive Diagnostic Tests
Common Invasive Tests
Stress Tests, Cardiac Catheterizations, Electrophysiologic Studies, and Syncope Tests
Endoscopic Procedures
Diagnostic Procedures Related to Childbearing Years
Reference Values for Newborns and Children Compared with Adult Values
Possible Alterations in Reference Values for the Aged
Altered Reference Values for Common Laboratory Tests in Normal Pregnancies
Units of Measure
Answers to Questions for Part I (Laboratory Tests)
Answers to Questions for Part III (Diagnostic Procedures)
SI Conversion Factors
Diagrams of Laboratory Results
Index

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